Press Releases

November 16, 2016

Report reveals significant improvements to chemical policies at Walmart, Target, CVS and Best Buy


For immediate release

November 16, 2016


Contact: Elizabeth Saunders, 617-338-8131 x203,




November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016 (Oakland, California)—Voters have upheld California’s state ban on plastic bags in the face of moneyed opposition by out-of-state bag corporations.

The victory preserves the United States’ first statewide bag ban, signed into law in 2014, and will protect California’s environment and wildlife.

November 9, 2016

This is frustrating but it's not a time to retreat. This is a moment for anyone who wants to protect clean water, act on climate, and improve public health to come together and take action.

November 7, 2016

Clean Water Action supports the Standing Rock Sioux tribe as its members fight to protect treaty rights and their lands and water from damage from the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. We are disturbed to see way that officials have treated these peaceful "water protectors" as they defend their community and the drinking water sources for 17 million Americans downstream, on the Missouri River.

October 31, 2016

After Conducting an Environmental Justice Tour of Newark's Port & Surrounding Neighborhoods...

Coalition for Healthy Ports Calls on Congressmen Payne, Pallone & Sires

to Act to Reduce Deadly Diesel Pollution in Port Neighborhoods

Make “House Call” on South Carolina Company Spending the Most To Overturn Environmental Protections, Persist with Plastic Pollution

October 4, 2016

Toms River/Trenton, NJ – Environmentalists announced today that Six Flags Great Adventure and KDC Solar have agreed not to proceed with clear cutting or any other damaging activity concerning their controversial plan to destroy 70 acres of significant Pinelands forest unless and until pending litigation in the Law Division is resolved.

October 4, 2016

Scientists Say Oil & Gas Firms Used Toxic and Still-Hidden Chemicals In Production Of Wastewater Used to Irrigate Crops

September 22, 2016

Action needed given Christie's failures to heed scientific advice on known contamination in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ -- Clean Water Action issued the following statement in response to Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and other key Democrats with jurisdiction over the issue announcing today the introduction of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016.

September 21, 2016

Scorecard highlights “environmental champions” and ongoing environmental rollbacks being pushed by legislature

Harrisburg (September 21, 2016) -- Pennsylvania’s four largest citizen-based environmental advocacy groups have released the “2015-2016 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard,” tracking state lawmakers’ votes on key environment-related billsduring the current legislative session.